Dave "Baby" Cortez

    Dave "Baby" Cortez

    • Dave "Baby" Cortez
    Dave "Baby" Cortez

    Dave "Baby" Cortez

    • Dave "Baby" Cortez

    Dave "Baby" Cortez

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    The Happy OrganDave "Baby" Cortez
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        Though hardly a soulful, bluesy master like Jimmy Smith or dashing experimentalist like Larry Young, organist Dave "Baby" Cortez made his mark in the '50s,'60s, and '70s as a capable, often clever soloist and pop instrumentalist. His flair for catchy melodies, riffs, and hooks resulted in a number one pop and number five R&B hit with "The Happy Organ" in 1959. Cortez had another double winner in 1962 with "Rinky Dink," this one peaking at number nine R&B and number ten pop. Befo... Read more

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